May 2024


Using Genetic Selection to Reduce Methane Emissions

In April 2023, Canada became the first country to add the trait Methane Efficiency to its genetic evaluations for Holsteins. In many other countries, developmental work is now well advanced...

April 2023


Canada Releases the World’s First Methane Efficiency Genetic Evaluations

In a world-first, the April genetic evaluations in Canada include the new trait of Methane Efficiency. It is expected that this new genetic selection tool should enable dairy producers to...

March 2023


Cows are not climate killers!

Cows are often presented as the source of many climate problems due to their methane emissions. To introduce a scientific perspective to the conversation, Prof. Dr. Frank Mitloehner, the well-known...